Another year at the University of Calgary, another potentially promising season with the arrival of the first peregrine falcon on March 31st, 2014. It was spotted (no i.d. made yet) on its 'usual' vantage spot, the west-facing top roof area of Social Sciences.
Judy Powell and Irene Wade were able to both confirm the arrival of the first falcon March 31st.
Two adults have been seen participating in usual courting activities, with the male (now confirmed to be 'Gary' - prev. mate of 'Callie') bringing food to the female, and our female spending time in the scrape and fussing about.
Prey (duck?) brought by male on Apr. 22nd (screen brought by male on Apr. 22nd (screen grab pic by 'Richard')
Gary guarding his 3 eggs - Apr. 30: (thanks to 'Frank' for pic and i.d.)
Above 3 pics are from various 'chatters' (live cam chat site) - from 'pip' to chick (eyass) - born June 2nd.
June 6th feeding screen shot (courtesy of 'gf')
June 16 feeding by mom (band nr.
U2 courtesy 'Richard)
Both males being banded June 25
Pre-fledging 'flappersizing' by 1st flyer then 2nd
Fledgling on 10th floor, Earth Sc.bldg. July 21st. (thanks to Melanie!)
The livestream cam is up and running, so pls. refer to the above link: live video - for ledge action. For additional pics of this year's and pref. events and related photos, pls. refer to 'other birds' link posted above. Ongoing updates.
Thanks to ALL cam site chatters who have reported in the egg laying/pipping/hatching and other events and sent pics., spec. uni staff, and all other photographers, mentioned and not!
I will continue to support this page at my remote location, and if any observations are to be reported, please contact Warren Fitch (firstname.lastname@example.org), Irene Wade (email@example.com), or myself (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Here are some short 'movies' sent Apr. 22nd, courtesy of 'yelloweyes' (chatter):
For more close-up pics of these and other birds and scrape area, pls. refer to 'more birds' link above.